2018 NACM Midyear Conference

11 February - 13 February Hyatt Regency Orange County

Agenda

  • 11 February
  • 12 February
  • 13 February

Conference Registration & Information

01:00 PM 06:00 PM

Host Orientation

03:00 PM 04:00 PM

Welcome Reception

05:00 PM 07:00 PM

Breakfast On Your Own

06:00 AM 07:00 AM

Conference Registration & Information

07:00 AM 05:00 PM

The Doctor Is In: Schedule your Free Consultation!

08:00 AM 05:00 PM

Coffee Service

08:00 AM 09:00 AM

Conference Welcome

08:15 AM 08:30 AM

Plenary Session

08:30 AM 09:30 AM

Networking Break

09:30 AM 09:45 AM

Build a Collaborative Court Leadership Team

09:45 AM 10:45 AM

Zenell  Brown

Robert  Colombo, Jr

Dawn McCarty

Brenda Wagenknecht-Ivey

Plenary Follow Up

09:45 AM 10:45 AM

Joining Forces Against the Heroin and Opioid Epidemic

09:45 AM 10:45 AM

Collaboration Sponsor Session

09:45 AM 10:45 AM

Exhibit Show

10:30 AM 02:30 PM

Lunch

12:00 PM 01:00 PM

More than Meets the Eye: Human Trafficking in the Courtroom

02:30 PM 03:30 PM

Collaboration Sponsor Session

02:30 PM 03:30 PM

Build a Collaborative Court Leadership Team (Repeat)

02:30 PM 03:30 PM

Zenell  Brown

Robert  Colombo, Jr

Dawn McCarty

Brenda Wagenknecht-Ivey

Networking Break

03:30 PM 03:45 PM

SIG #1

04:00 PM 05:00 PM

SIG #2

04:00 PM 05:00 PM

SIG #3

04:00 PM 05:00 PM

Collaboration Sponsor Session

04:00 PM 05:00 PM

Breakfast On Your Own

07:00 AM 08:00 AM

Conference Registration & Information

07:30 AM 03:00 PM

The Doctor Is In: Schedule your Free Consultation!

08:00 AM 05:00 PM

Coffee Service

08:00 AM 09:00 AM

Morning Announcements

08:15 AM 08:30 AM

Plenary - Neuroscience, Adolescent Development and the Courts

08:30 AM 09:30 AM

Networking Break

09:30 AM 09:45 AM

Pretrial Justice and the State Courts

09:45 AM 10:45 AM

Plenary Followup: Implications for Court Leaders

09:45 AM 10:45 AM

Extending the Core to your Court: Strategic Planning

09:45 AM 10:45 AM

Kenneth "Kent" Pankey, Jr.

Increasing Courthouse Resilience to Disasters

09:45 AM 10:45 AM

Justin Mammen

Networking Break

10:45 AM 11:00 AM

Stop, Collaborate and Listen: Justice for All

11:00 AM 12:00 PM

Fostering an Innovative Court

11:00 AM 12:00 PM

Collaboration: The Theme of a Successful Self Help Center

11:00 AM 12:00 PM

Building Strategic Collaboration to address Jail Misuse

11:00 AM 12:00 PM

Pamela Casey

Lunch and Plenary - TakingPoint: Principles for Building a High-performance Culture

12:00 PM 01:30 PM

Brent  Gleeson

Networking Break

01:30 PM 01:45 PM

Court Security: Networking with Justice Partners

01:45 PM 02:45 PM

Sharon Heidersdorf

Neil  Nesheim

Case Triage and Pathways: Case Management Innovations

01:45 PM 02:45 PM

Plenary Follow Up: TakingPoint: Strategies for Improving Collaboration

01:45 PM 02:45 PM

Brent  Gleeson

Data to Dashboards - Dynamic Data Dashboards at Work!

01:45 PM 02:45 PM

Darren Dang

Nicole Le

Networking Break

02:45 PM 03:00 PM

Plenary - State of the State Courts

03:00 PM 04:00 PM

Jesse  Rutledge

Speakers

The NACM Board

Zenell Brown

Court Administrator
3rd Circuit Court, Michigan
Zenell has over two decades of experience in leading change in the court environment. She has served as an attorney, mediator, supervisor, and director, helping families resolve disputes and creating child support initiatives to improve the well-being of children while improving the efficiency of the court. She has shared the challenges and success of her work with local and national child support and court audiences. Currently as Executive Court Administrator of the Third Circuit Court, Zenell oversees a budget of approximately $130 million and directs a staff of 600 professionals and support workers. She supports the 58 elected judges in their efforts to resolve over 60,000 cases each year. A graduate of University of Detroit Mercy (B.A.) and Wayne State University Law School (J.D.), Zenell continues to be a lifelong learner.

12 February

12 February

Pamela Casey

Principal Research Consultant
National Center for State Courts
Pamela Casey, Principal Court Research Consultant of the National Center for State Courts (NCSC), holds a Ph.D. in psychology. Since joining the NCSC in 1986, she has conducted numerous national-scope research and policy projects on a variety of court topics such as the measurement of court performance, access to justice, court security and emergency management, and court responses to individuals in need of services.

Dr. Casey has served as the Associate Director of Research for the NCSC and the director of the NCSC’s Best Practices Institute. She currently directs projects on the use of evidence - based practices in pretrial, sentencing, and community corrections; and effective decision making and professional well-being. She also provides support to the Access and Fairness and the Criminal Justice Committees of the Conference of Chief Justices and the Conference of State Court Administrators in their work to develop and disseminate national policy statements and recommendations for state courts.

13 February

Robert Colombo, Jr

Chief Judge
3rd Circuit Court, Michigan
Judge Colombo was first elected to the bench in November, 1982 and assumed office in January, 1983. He has served as the Chief Judge since 2014. During his tenure on the bench, Judge Colombo was involved in creating the docket management plan for the Court’s civil docket and has been the Chairman of the Docket Review Committee making certain that all (58) dockets in all three of the Court’s divisions are current. In 2003, he initiated electronic service and storage on the Court’s asbestos docket. In 2017, he implemented the “Last Chance Jury Service Process,” offering jurors who failed to appear in 2016 one last chance to rectify that situation. Judge Colombo received his B.B.A. degree in Accounting, cum laude from the University of Miami and his J.D. degree cum laude from the Detroit College of Law.

12 February

12 February

Darren Dang

Chief Financial & Administrative Officer
Orange County Superior Court
Darren Dang currently serves as the Chief Financial & Administrative Officer (CFAO) for the Superior Court of California, County of Orange (the Court), with an annual budget of approximately $200 million. He is responsible for all financial and facility operations of the court including budgeting, business analytics, financial accounting and reporting, payroll, contracts, procurement, collections as well as facilities maintenance and delegation. He has over 20 years of management experience in both the public and private sector. Darren holds a Masters in Business Administration from the Anderson School of Management at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), a Masters in Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and a Bachelors of Engineering and Applied Science from California Institute of Technology (CalTech).

13 February

Brent Gleeson

Founder
TakingPoint™ Leadership
Brent Gleeson is a Navy SEAL combat veteran with multiple tours to Iraq and Africa. Upon leaving SEAL Team 5, Brent turned his discipline and battlefield lessons to the world of business and has become an accomplished entrepreneur, author, and acclaimed speaker on topics ranging from leadership and building high performance teams to culture and organizational transformation. You can learn more about his leadership philosophies in his weekly columns on Inc.com and Forbes.com.
He has also starred in several reality shows including NBC’s Stars Earn Stripes where he and Chris Kyle of America Sniper along with other special operations professionals were paired with celebrities to compete and raise money for charities like Wounded Warrior Project.
With degrees in finance and economics from Southern Methodist University, English and History from Oxford University in England and an MBA from University of San Diego, Gleeson’s extensive experience is both academic and real-world in nature. Gleeson has won awards for business leadership and was named one of the “Top 10 CEOs” in Entrepreneur Magazine’s October 2013 issue for his exemplary approach to building high-performance teams in business. He is the author of TakingPoint: A Navy SEAL’s 10 Fail Safe Principles for Leading Through Change, which publishes on Feb. 20, 2018.
Brent is on the executive board of the SEAL Family Foundation and his family is an Ambassador Family for March of Dimes. He is married with three wonderful children.

13 February

13 February

Sharon Heidersdorf

Clerk of Court
Juneau Trial Courts
Sharon Heidersdorf serves as the Clerk of Court in Juneau, Alaska. As Clerk of Court and acting Deputy Magistrate, she is responsible for the facility operations and management of the Juneau Trial Courts. She is a graduate of the National Center for State Courts Court Manager Program and has completed the Advanced A.L.I.C.E. Active Shooter Response Training Course. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science.

13 February

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Maria Hernandez

Juvenile Court of Orange County
Presiding Judge

Nicole Le

Principal Analyst, Business Analytics Team
Orange County Superior Court
Nicole Le currently serves as the manager for the Business Analytics Team (BAT). Specifically, BAT aims to deliver innovative and user-friendly data-driven analysis, enhanced data reporting methods, financial and strategic planning dashboards to support policy decision-making and court wide initiatives. Nicole has over 21 years of service in the public sector, 11 years with the Court and 10 years with the Department of Child Support Services in Orange County, California. Nicole received a Juris Doctor from Western State University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Law & Society from the University of California, Irvine.

13 February

Justin Mammen

Orange County Superior Court
Emergency Response and Security Services Manager
Justin Mammen serves as the Emergency Response and Security Services Manager for the Orange County Superior Court where he has served for the past six years. Justin oversees security, safety, emergency preparedness, and emergency management for the court system.He is a member of the Judicial Council of California - Court Security Advisory Committee. Since 2008, Justin has served as a reserve Staff Sergeant at the Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base providing anti-terrorism and base security for the installation. Justin obtained his Masters’ degree in Social Welfare from UCLA where his graduate research focused on community oriented policing. He is a Certified Emergency Manager, Master Exercise Practitioner, Professional Continuity Practitioner, and a Master Military Emergency Management Specialist.Justin is passionate about furthering emergency management in the judicial branch and has served as a technical specialist for courts seeking to enhance their emergency preparedness.

13 February

Dawn McCarty

Director
Michigan Judicial Institute
Dawn F. McCarty, is the director of the Michigan Judicial Institute. Her primary responsibility is to direct the delivery of education and training for all judges and judicial branch employees, as well as oversee the development and revision of MJI publications.

Previously, Dawn served as a program administrator with MJI.Her principal responsibilities were to design and provide educational opportunities for new and experienced judges and new and experienced chief judges and court managers. Previously, Dawn was a research attorney with MJI and co-authored several benchbooks (Contempt of Court, 1987; Probate Court Benchbooks Vol I-III, 1990; and the Criminal Monographs, 1992) and served as Co-Editor of two judicial periodicals (IMPACT and Colleague).

Dawn is a graduate of Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School and Michigan State University.She has served as an adjunct professor at Cooley Law School and as a guest lecturer at Western Michigan University.

12 February

12 February

Neil Nesheim

Area Court Administrator
Alaska Court System
Neil Nesheim is a 30 year employee of the Alaska Court System. He has a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and is a Fellow of the National Center for State Court’s Institute for Court Management program. He has served on numerous boards and committees, ranging from local and statewide security committees to the NCSC’s Trends in State Courts review committee. Mr. Nesheim has authored three articles, the most recent one being published by the American Bar Association’s Judges’ Journal in the Fall of 2016. Mr. Nesheim makes regular presentations at Alaska’s Statewide Clerks and Magistrate Judges conferences and this will be his fifth NACM appearance.

13 February

Kenneth "Kent" Pankey, Jr.

Senior Planner, Office of the Execuitive Secretary
Supreme Court of Virginia
Kenneth G. “Kent” Pankey, Jr., has served as the senior planner for the Office of the Executive Secretary, Supreme Court of Virginia, since 2005. His principal responsibility is the operation of the Judicial Branch's Comprehensive Planning Process. He also staffs commissions and study groups, writes and edits reports and newsletters, and supports educational and technical assistance efforts. Admitted to the Virginia State Bar in 1988, he began his career at the National Center for State Courts (NCSC) where he held a variety of positions including staff attorney, departmental director, senior analyst, and head of the institutional review board. Kent serves on NACM’s Core Committee and was a coauthor of the Core Curriculum Design for Strategic Planning. He received a B.A. in political science from Hampden-Sydney College and a J.D. from the College of William and Mary. He is a 1999 Fellow of the Institute for Court Management.

13 February

Jesse Rutledge

Vice President, External Affairs
National Center for State Courts
Jesse Rutledge serves as VP for External Affairs at the National Center for State Courts.He oversees the organization’s communications, marketing, information services, associations, conferences, and private development, and is project director on NCSC’s State of the State Courts survey work.He holds a B.A. and M.A. in political science.

13 February

Brenda Wagenknecht-Ivey

President and CEO
PRAXIS Consulting, Inc.
Brenda J. Wagenknecht-Ivey, Ph.D., helps organizations of all types take the right actions to improve performance and enhance employee well-being.Drawing upon a sound understanding of organizational psychology, Dr. Wagenknecht-Ivey uses proven practices to successfully bring about change and achieve results.Strategic thinking and planning, leadership and team development, performance measurement, and innovative and collaborative change management strategies are among her areas of expertise.Dr. Wagenknecht-Ivey is currently lead faculty for the Michigan Judicial Institute’s 6-month Court Leadership Team Academy and the Michigan Pharmacy Foundation’s 9-month Health Professional Leadership Academy.

Dr. Wagenknecht-Ivey has worked with courts across the United States and South Pacific, and previously held senior staff positions at the National Center for State Courts, Michigan State Court Administrative Office, and 37th Judicial Circuit Court (Battle Creek, Michigan).She has published numerous articles and guidebooks on strategic planning, executive leadership, managing change, continuous quality improvement, 360-degree feedback, succession planning/talent management, and procedural fairness.


12 February

12 February

Vicky Carlson

President
NACM

Paul DeLosh

President-Elect
NACM

Will Simmons

Vice President
NACM

TJ BeMent

Secretary-Treasurer
NACM

Scott Griffith

Past-President
NACM

Jeff Chapple

Director
NACM

Sarah Couture

Director
NACM

Alfred Degrafinreid

Director
NACM

Julie Dybas

Director
NACM

Kathy Griffin

Director
NACM

Greg Lambard

Director
NACM

Dawn Palermo

Director
NACM

Rick Pierce

Director
NACM

Alyce Roberts

Director
NACM

Jeffrey Tsunekawa

Director
NACM

Conference Registration & Information

01:00 PM 06:00 PM Grand Foyer

Host Orientation

03:00 PM 04:00 PM Harbor Room (Second Floor)

Welcome Reception

05:00 PM 07:00 PM Grand Halls A, C, D (Exhibit Hall)

Breakfast On Your Own

06:00 AM 07:00 AM

Conference Registration & Information

07:00 AM 05:00 PM Grand Foyer

The Doctor Is In: Schedule your Free Consultation!

08:00 AM 05:00 PM Salon II (Second Floor)

The Doctor is In program is a special on-site service which is offered solely to attendees of various national, regional and state court conferences throughout the year. The program offers conference attendees an opportunity to speak with one or more of the National Center for State Court's court services professionals on any desired court topic, for no charge and with no further obligation. Contact Kent Kelly to schedule an appointment.



Coffee Service

08:00 AM 09:00 AM Grand Foyer

Conference Welcome

08:15 AM 08:30 AM Grand Halls E - G

Plenary Session

08:30 AM 09:30 AM Grand Halls E - G

Networking Break

09:30 AM 09:45 AM

Build a Collaborative Court Leadership Team

09:45 AM 10:45 AM

Court performance is strengthened through collaboration – working together to achieve common goals.Developing internal collaboration between the Chief Judge and Court Executive is a necessary first step before you can build collaborative relationships with external partners and stakeholders.This workshop will provide tips and resources for developing collaborative internal and external relationships.

Speakers

Plenary Follow Up

09:45 AM 10:45 AM

Joining Forces Against the Heroin and Opioid Epidemic

09:45 AM 10:45 AM

Collaboration Sponsor Session

09:45 AM 10:45 AM

Exhibit Show

10:30 AM 02:30 PM Grand Halls A, C, D

Lunch

12:00 PM 01:00 PM Grand Halls A, C, D (Exhibit Hall)

More than Meets the Eye: Human Trafficking in the Courtroom

02:30 PM 03:30 PM

Collaboration Sponsor Session

02:30 PM 03:30 PM

Build a Collaborative Court Leadership Team (Repeat)

02:30 PM 03:30 PM

Court performance is strengthened through collaboration – working together to achieve common goals. Developing internal collaboration between the Chief Judge and Court Executive is a necessary first step before you can build collaborative relationships with external partners and stakeholders. This workshop will provide tips and resources for developing collaborative internal and external relationships.

Speakers

Networking Break

03:30 PM 03:45 PM

SIG #1

04:00 PM 05:00 PM

SIG #2

04:00 PM 05:00 PM

SIG #3

04:00 PM 05:00 PM

Collaboration Sponsor Session

04:00 PM 05:00 PM

Breakfast On Your Own

07:00 AM 08:00 AM

Conference Registration & Information

07:30 AM 03:00 PM Grand Foyer

The Doctor Is In: Schedule your Free Consultation!

08:00 AM 05:00 PM Salon II (Second Floor)

The Doctor is In program is a special on-site service which is offered solely to attendees of various national, regional and state court conferences throughout the year. The program offers conference attendees an opportunity to speak with one or more of the National Center for State Court's court services professionals on any desired court topic, for no charge and with no further obligation. Contact Kent Kelly to schedule an appointment.

Coffee Service

08:00 AM 09:00 AM Grand Foyer

Morning Announcements

08:15 AM 08:30 AM Grand Halls E - G

Plenary - Neuroscience, Adolescent Development and the Courts

08:30 AM 09:30 AM Grand Halls E - G

Networking Break

09:30 AM 09:45 AM

Pretrial Justice and the State Courts

09:45 AM 10:45 AM

Plenary Followup: Implications for Court Leaders

09:45 AM 10:45 AM

Extending the Core to your Court: Strategic Planning

09:45 AM 10:45 AM

The NACM Core is the centerpiece of NACM's educational content for court management professionals. NACM promotes these new competencies not only as resources for the development of professionals working in court administration but also to encourage excellence in the administration of justice and court management. The presenters will give an overview of the Core, a summary of the content of this competency, and explanation of how the curricula can be used for training and professional development programs.

Speakers

Increasing Courthouse Resilience to Disasters

09:45 AM 10:45 AM

This session will discuss how the Orange County Superior Court collaborated with external agencies to implement a FEMA based emergency preparedness training program. We will also explore how the Court secured a Homeland Security grant to mitigate active shooter incidents through infrastructure enhancements.

Speakers

Networking Break

10:45 AM 11:00 AM

Stop, Collaborate and Listen: Justice for All

11:00 AM 12:00 PM

Fostering an Innovative Court

11:00 AM 12:00 PM

Collaboration: The Theme of a Successful Self Help Center

11:00 AM 12:00 PM

Building Strategic Collaboration to address Jail Misuse

11:00 AM 12:00 PM

Jurisdictions across the country are working to ensure the fair and effective use of jails. Strategies they are using (e.g., diversion into behavioral health treatment and expanded pretrial release) require the strategic collaboration of multiple justice system partners. This session explores the benefits and challenges of these collaborative enterprises in three jurisdictions.

Speakers

Lunch and Plenary - TakingPoint: Principles for Building a High-performance Culture

12:00 PM 01:30 PM Grand Halls E - G

In this engaging program, Brent Gleeson shares the principles that forge Navy SEAL culture and how they can be applied to building high performance teams in any environment. The principles include everything from culture transformation and learning how to measure and improve trust and accountability to improving engagement, discipline and resiliency. The program will include a high-energy keynote presentation followed by a collaborative Start-Stop-Continue workshop.

Speakers

Networking Break

01:30 PM 01:45 PM

Court Security: Networking with Justice Partners

01:45 PM 02:45 PM

Violent acts in and around courthouses happen every week. Sadly, judges and court staff are generally unprepared to respond to, or handle, these types of situations. This program intends to empower court managers and leaders to take action and collaborate with their justice partners to make their facilities safer.

Speakers

Case Triage and Pathways: Case Management Innovations

01:45 PM 02:45 PM

Plenary Follow Up: TakingPoint: Strategies for Improving Collaboration

01:45 PM 02:45 PM

Speakers

Data to Dashboards - Dynamic Data Dashboards at Work!

01:45 PM 02:45 PM

Everyone has data. Everyone is talking about data but how is data being assessed, organized, and analyzed? This session will feature a variety of dynamic data dashboards developed by the Superior Court of California, County of Orange. Examples may include dashboards for managing criminal workload, family law judicial workload, collections workload, etc.

Speakers

Networking Break

02:45 PM 03:00 PM

Plenary - State of the State Courts

03:00 PM 04:00 PM Grand Halls E - G

Speakers